ammine


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ammine

[′a‚mēn]
(inorganic chemistry)
One of a group of complex compounds formed by coordination of ammonia molecules with metal ions.
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To avoid problems related to the liquid phase, solid sorbents functionalized with ammine have been developed using a wide variety of different supports with the development of different types of nanomaterials and artificial nanostructures with a high surface area; several types of nanostructured substrates were used to increase specific surfaces and thus C[O.sub.2] absorption rate.
Furthermore, ammonia can generate a large amount of zinc ammine complexes immediately in the solution and these complexes are absorbed on the six side planes of ZnO nanorods, which can facilitate the growth of ZnO nanorods structure by slowing down the growth velocity of the side surfaces [30].
Although there is no conclusive data on their toxicity for human health and the environment, their production can involve chemical intermediaries (such as specific ammines) that need to be treated and recovered, or phenol derivatives, which are all categorised as highly toxic.
The use of epinephrine or other pressor ammines can cause a hypertensive crisis in a patient with uncontrolled hyperthyroidism.
To overcome the difficulties with liquid ammonia precursors, also solid reductants have been proposed, as for example, ammonium salts and metal ammines [5].